CABECT Collaborating Across Boundaries to Engage Undergraduates in Cumputational Thinking

Computing Partnerships to Solve Community Problems

Projects that Need Reviewing


A web-based content management system with editorial workflow control for an online magazine. Mentored undergraduate research project partially funded through grants from TCNJ Academic Affairs and CREU.

  • Target audience: higher ed

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A Collaboration And Facilitation Environment, originally developed to manage the writing, editing and approval process for collaborative news stories in IJIMS. Being extended to support collaborative and individual writing in the undergraduate classroom. Mentored undergraduate research project partially funded through grants from NSF’s Broadening Participation in Computing program (CNS 0739173) and CREU

  • Target audience: middle school, language arts teachers

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Would love to replicate your brownfields project for the Ironbound section of Newark; will start seeking collaborators this summer! Aim is to be ready to launch for spring semester 2016.

  • Target audience: Newark & NJIT

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What is CABECT?

A Community Collaboration

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A result of collaborative efforts between educators and their communities

An Interdisciplinary Effort


A curricular strategy for fostering collaboration between students in computer science and those in computing-dependent knowledge domains.

A New Pedagogy

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A novel, multi-disciplinary approach to community-engaged learning.

A Framework


A collaborative model for developing technology-based solutions to community problems.

SOAP - Students Organized Agains Pollution

Our Spotlight Project: SOAP

SOAP (Students Organizing Against Pollution) is a software development project that tests our hypothesis that collaborations between computer science students, non-CS students and a community partner are an effective way to boost computational thinking

The goal of the SOAP project is to create an online resource that provides more accurate, accessible and comprehensive information about neighborhood-level environmental conditions in Trenton, New Jersey than is currently available through local state and federal databases.

How to Get involved with CABECT

We are looking for educators and computer science and computing-dependent fields interested in new models for interdisciplinary collaboration and community engaged learning.

Learn more about us by participating in one of our workshops.